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Belgian MPs warn of the ‘risk of genocide’ against Uyghurs

Wed, 2021-06-16 06:03
The Belgian parliament’s foreign relations committee on Tuesday (15 June) gave the green light to a resolution warning that there is a “serious risk of genocide” against the Muslim Uyghur minority in China. According to the initiators, the Belgian parliament...
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Increased cyberattacks from Russia on German parties

Wed, 2021-06-16 06:01
Germany’s interior ministry has warned that the country’s September elections are at risk of being targeted by Russian cyberattacks. In the past few weeks there has been an increase in cyberattacks, according to a ministry assessment seen by German broadcaster...
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Borrell set to present report on new Russia strategy

Wed, 2021-06-16 06:00
The EU‘s new strategy for its fraught relationship with Russia will be based on pushing back, constraining and simultaneously engaging with Moscow, the bloc’s top diplomat Josep Borrell said ahead of the presentation of a Russia report on Wednesday (16...
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Commission convinces markets with first issuance of recovery bonds

Wed, 2021-06-16 05:25
The European Commission raised €20 billion in the markets on Tuesday (15 June) to start financing the EU’s €800 billion recovery fund, beating its expectations for the planned monthly bond sale.
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EU health ministers back stronger pandemic role for EMA

Wed, 2021-06-16 05:23
EU health ministers have met for the last time under Portugal’s presidency of the Council of the EU, agreed on that body’s postition for negotiations with the European Parliament on new rules to strengthen the role of the European Medicines...
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Opportunity for whom: The EU-Africa partnership and sustainable energy transitions

Wed, 2021-06-16 05:10
The new EU-Africa partnership should focus on strengthening African governments and working with them on their renewable energy strategies, argues Jesse Ovadia.
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Pardons expected for jailed Catalan separatists in ‘coming weeks’

Wed, 2021-06-16 05:10
The Spanish government could grant pardon in a matter of days to several Catalan separatists jailed for their involvement in holding an illegal pro-independence referendum in 2017, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
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The truth behind BES and Novo Banco! [Promoted content]

Wed, 2021-06-16 05:00
If the EU wishes to borrow in the financial markets, it must first demonstrate to international institutional investors that it will treat them fairly and equitably.
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Lithuania says Belarus is helping Middle Eastern migrants to cross its borders

Wed, 2021-06-16 04:36
Lithuania's Prime Minister says she believes Belarus is behind a recent spike of illegal immigration into Lithuania, following a threat by its president that it will no longer prevent migrants from crossing its western border.
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The untapped potential of data-driven healthcare

Tue, 2021-06-15 22:14
The COVID pandemic has been a wakeup call on the need to share healthcare data in a commonly usable format. The European Health Data Space would boost health research and underpin the development of personalized medical treatments, says Padraic Ward.
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EU-US aircraft deal heralds new trade cooperation in Biden era

Tue, 2021-06-15 18:18
The first summit between the EU and US President Joe Biden concluded on Tuesday (15 June) with a deal on a five-year suspension of tariffs in the longstanding Airbus-Boeing dispute, paving the way for stronger cooperation against the challenges posed by China’s economic model.
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The Brief powered by ITI – Do the maths

Tue, 2021-06-15 14:48
For a moment, it looked like multilateralism had returned. An agreement on minimum corporate tax rates was secured days before, and the stage was set for the G7 to agree on a burden-sharing programme to generate the additional and equitable vaccine supplies needed for mass global vaccination against COVID-19.
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EU Court: GDPR cross-border cases not limited to leading authority

Tue, 2021-06-15 13:55
Under exceptional conditions, data protection authorities have the power to open legal proceedings for GDPR infringement even when the organisation concerned is legally based in another EU country.
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Germany to ‘plug holes’ in budget with EU green transition money, critics say

Tue, 2021-06-15 13:36
Germany is set to dispense €40 billion to its regions affected by the country’s planned 2038 coal phase-out. But that number is a lot less grand than it looks, as the programme will swallow EU funds. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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NGOs take Norway to European Court over Arctic oil exploration

Tue, 2021-06-15 13:22
Two NGOs and six young climate activists have decided to take Norway to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to demand the cancellation of oil permits in the Arctic, Greenpeace announced on Tuesday (15 June).
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Africans do not yearn for Europe

Tue, 2021-06-15 13:14
The recent events in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta may have suggested otherwise, but (most of) Africa does not yearn to come to Europe, writes Oriol Puig.
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MEP: Member states trying to preserve ‘absurd’ agricultural status quo

Tue, 2021-06-15 10:16
EU member states are trying to preserve “absurd” agricultural situations when it comes to redistribution of farming payments, according to one MEP, who stressed that the European Parliament is not willing to budge on the matter.
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Geothermal is the solution for the transition of coal mining regions [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-06-15 10:00
The preliminary ruling of the European Court of Justice that has ordered Poland to halt the lignite production at the Turów mine, and the subsequent announcement of Poland’s government that it will defy the ruling, have sent an important message...
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Portugal’s Galp moves to green hydrogen at refinery, eyes €1bn investment

Tue, 2021-06-15 08:50
Portugal's Galp Energia plans to install a 100-megawatt electrolyser to power its refinery in Sines with green hydrogen by 2025, a project which could be expanded to up to 1,000 MW and be worth €1 billion, Chief Executive Andy Brown said on Monday (14 June).
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EU energy ministers support doubling renovation rates by 2030

Tue, 2021-06-15 08:42
Europe’s 27 energy ministers on Friday (11 June) backed calls to double Europe’s building renovation rates by 2030 in order to repair their crisis-hit economies, tackle energy poverty and “create green buildings for the future”.
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